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The Archaeology of Jug Bay: A Hike through History

May 21, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Join expert archaeologist Dr Andrew (Drew) Webster, from the Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Section, to hike from the Jug Bay’s Visitor Center to the Jug Bay River Farm (approximately 3-4 miles). Along the hike you will learn about the many archaeological findings and research sites ranging in occupations from 13,000 years ago to the…

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Field Work Fridays

May 20, 2022 9:00AM—12:00PM

Various Jug Bay Parks locations Lothian, MD

Every Friday Year Round  Kick off the weekend with the great feeling that comes with doing good and important work! Join our Field Work Fridays at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Every Friday rain or shine, volunteers join staff naturalists to tackle a stewardship project in need of support. Projects include invasive plant removals, trash clean-ups,…

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FREE Guided Tour: Discover Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

May 20, 2022 1:00PM—1:30PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Every Friday Year Round  Join a Jug Bay Naturalist for a free guided tour of the wetland boardwalk to discover the wonderful and unique plants and animals found here at the Sanctuary! Tour is 45 minutes in length and is free with the $6 per vehicle entrance fee. No registration required. Meet outside the Jug…

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Stream Water Chemistry

May 20, 2022 9:30AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Join our Stream Water Chemistry volunteer team to conduct field tests on dissolved oxygen content, and other parameters, at important streams feeding Jug Bay. Water samples are also collected for lab analysis. This is a great way to learn how to use professional equipment, see the park, and become involved in habitat monitoring efforts. Free.…

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Pollinator Wednesday 

May 18, 2022 9:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay's - Emory Waters Nature Preserve  6032 Pindell Road, Lothian, MD 20711

Every Wednesday Year Round  Join Jug Bay staff and volunteers on Wednesdays 9 am – 12 noon at the Emory Waters Nature Preserve. To beat the summer heat we will meet 8-11 am June 22-Sept 14, 2022. See Jug Bay’s newest property and learn about native perennials that support our native butterflies, bees, and other…

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Preschool Explorers! 

May 18, 2022 10:00AM—11:30AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Cente 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

18 Wednesday**(day change)  Bring the little ones to explore nature! Learn about a nature topic and then head out to experience the Sanctuary. We look, feel, listen, and discover at preschooler speed. Dress for the weather – we will always try to go outside! Parents play along with their children. Ages: 3-5. Fee: $6 per…

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Everything Butterfly Garden 

May 17, 2022 8:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay's Glendening Nature Preserve  5702 Plummer Lane Lothian, MD 20711

Every Tuesday morning, when weather permits  Regular hours are 8-11 (April 12 – Sept 27), 7 am start in the heat of the summer Join fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers, and native plant enthusiasts in our butterfly garden maintenance group. Volunteers weed, water, prune, socialize, and otherwise maintain the Butterfly Garden near the Glendening Preserve’s Plummer…

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Blood Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse Gazing

May 15, 2022 10:30PM—May 16, 2022 1:30AM

Jug Bay’s Emory Waters Nature Preserve 6032 Pindell Road Lothian, MD 20711

Join Jug Bay staff and volunteers, to view the Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse. This takes place when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and its shadow covers the Moon. Watchers can see the Moon turn red when the eclipse reaches totality. Totality begins at 11:29 pm and ends at 12:53 am,…

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Cancelled-Marsh by the Season Series: SPRING 

May 15, 2022 9:30AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Visitor Center 1361 Wrighton Rd Lothian, MD 20711

Cancelled-Did you know that Jug Bay tidal freshwater marshes dress by the season? Join wetland ecologist and Jug Bay Park Superintendent, Patricia Delgado, in a series of excursions to see first hand how Jug Bay marshes change during every season. During the hike you will learn interesting facts about marsh plants and its inhabitants, their…

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Cancelled – Wooton’s Landing Wetlands Park Exploration

May 14, 2022 8:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay's Wootons Landing Wetland Park 4550 Sands Road  Harwood, MD 20776

Cancelled – Join Jug Bay Volunteer and Maryland Master Naturalist, Mike Quinlan, to visit one of the Sanctuary’s smaller outlying parks. Learn a little about the history of the property while enjoying a pleasant morning hike. We will observe the changes of spring and hopefully see a variety of returning migratory birds. Binoculars are recommended.…

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